Pak Govt step in to resolve matters : Aamir Sohail

Published: Sunday, October 10, 2010, 12:36 [IST]
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Govt to resolve matters : Aamir Sohail

Aamir Sohail former test captain of Pakistan has urged that the Pakistan Government should intervene to keep a check on the deteriorating standards of Cricket in the country.

Aamir stated that the the top most authorities in the country should be involved in the concerned matters and try to resolve the problems with a
professional attitude.

Aamir in an candid encounter with Geo TV said that President Asif Zardari should take some serious steps to resolve the crisis that has engulfed the Pakistan Cricket off late.

Bringing the importance of the sport Cricket to lime lite he expressed that the sport serves as a great catylst in uquifying the nation. Sohail seemed dissatisfied by the lack of interest shown by the Pakistan Government in concern with the sport.

"The government must realise it is not just a sport in Pakistan a country where there are so many religious, political and other divisions. A country where people are facing so many crises and problems. The government must realise cricket has always served as a unifying factor in this country," he said.

In an direct assault on the present Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board Ijaz Butt, Sohail said that his actions are damaging the cricket affairs in the country rather that helping the cause of the game in a positive sense.

"The chief patron must wake up to the reality and the seriousness of the crisis. Good governance is all about recognising the potential of cricket to unify the people and bring happiness and joy in their lives," he said.

"I am really surprised that a seasoned political party like the Pakistan Peoples Party has still not realised that things are not moving forward
with this present set up and Chairman," he added.

He showed his dissatisfaction regarding the ongoing unnecessary ego clash between the former captain Younis Khan and PCB Chairman Ijaz Butt

"For no reason Ijaz Butt refuses to give clearance for Younus to be in the Pakistan team. If Younus has committed a major crime or indiscipline then it is the duty of the board to let the people know so that this Younus Khan chapter is closed once for all," he said.

The former chief selector in an appeal urged the Chief Patron, President Asif Zardari to look into these matters with optimum importance.

"I think enough is enough I don't think any former chairman of the board has faced so many criticism and opposition for his manner of running cricket affairs and yet the government appears to be blind to the popular public opinion even though it preaches democracy," he added.


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